A poster that should be placed in any (not only) children's room, railway classroom, elevator or depot.
This locomotive, nicknamed Sergej in the Czech Republic, Taigatrommel in Germany and Gagarin in Poland, is powerful, loved, hated and damn noisy. A guide and reflection of our recent history.
The Class 781 diesel locomotive with electric power transfer, which was designated at ČSD in 1966 as T679.1 or T679.5 for wide gauge. Powered by an internal combustion engine with twelve cylinders arranged in a “V” shape. Locomotive with a star, which traversed the tracks of the entire Eastern Bloc.
It comes from the former USSR, from today’s Lugansk in Ukraine. But if it weren’t for the Hungarians, we probably wouldn’t have a chance to see and hear it. The demand for a mammoth that can haul a lot of coal came in 1964 from the Hungarian railway MAV, which at that time was suffering from a shortage of freight locomotives. The first locomotives arrived in what was then Czechoslovakia, at the depot in Zvolen, in March 1966. This coal hauler sent off Class 556.0 steam locomotives to retirement and dominated freight transport. For passenger transport, it had to be coupled with a heating car in the winter – it did not feature a heating system.
Its last trip took place on 30 November 2002 from Nové Sedlo, Czech Republic, to the German power plant Arberg, carrying once again its favourite cargo – coal.
Poster size: 50x70 cm
Paper: matt chalk paper, 170g
The picture frame is not included. The poster is shipped in a hard tube.
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